The Optimist polled 475 Optimist readers and asked the question: Do you think Metro Vancouver should ban gas powered leaf blowers across the Lower Mainland?
The poll ran from March 1 to 8. Of the 475 votes, we can determine that 187 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:
YES 57.22% local, 50.95% total
NO 42.78% local, 49.05% total
Results are based on an online study of adult Delta Optimist readers that are located in Ladner and or Tsawwassen. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 4.45%, 19 times out of 20.
Delta Optimist uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.